Last night, via an event at the Ayala Exchange Plaza in Makati City, Globe Telecom officially launched the New Tattoo iPad, the latest iteration to Apple's best selling tablet bundled with the company's leading Tattoo broadband services.
This landmark release officially made Globe Telecom the first company to bring the Cupertino company's 2012 flagship slate to the country.
The New Tattoo iPad, in the flesh!
Glasses of fine wine and delicious canapes welcomed the guests who were then treated a sumptuous dinner while music by DJ Callum David, DJ Funk Avy and the Manila Symphony Orchestra filled the gorgeous venue.
The Tattoo team officially kicked off the event with the introduction the seven New Tattoo iPad Ambassadors coming from various fields namely Miggy Chavez, Charina Sarte, BJ Pascual, Cecile van Straten, Tim Yap, Georgina Wilson and yours truly, Mark Macanas.
Thanks for the photo, Jam!
It really felt surreal and humbling to be in the company of all these amazing people whom I truly respect and admire. I'm grateful to Globe Telecom and Tattoo for the trust and for choosing me to be part of such an illustrious line-up.
Thanks for the photo, Chuckie! I still can't believe I actually walked that ramp.
Eventologist Tim Yap in his pink tuxedo playing with the New Tattoo iPad; He's the coolest.
Here's the complete price schedule of the New Tattoo iPad for those who are interested in getting it - either via postpaid or prepaid;
Plan 999 subscribers, of course, will have unlimited data browsing while Plan 499 users will get the standard 50 hours time, which could nonetheless be stretched up to 292 hours via Supersurf promos.
Note that Tattoo offers speed boosters for Plan 999 for only an additional charge of Php 100, Php 150 and Php 200 for speed boosts of up to 12 Mbps, 15 Mbps and 21 Mbps, respectively. Also, subscribers get exciting freebies, including 50% discounts on Ayala Cinema tickets, 20% off on select items in Multiply.com and even a free one-month subscription to online versions of select magazines and newspapers.
Watch me unbox my #newTattooiPad 16GB Wifi + Cellular Plan 999 unit --
What's hot about the New Tattoo iPad?
Measuring only 9.4 millimeters at its thickest point, the New Tattoo iPad flaunts a stunning new Retina display and features Apple's new custom-designed A5X chip with quad-core graphics. It also comes with a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing amazing photos and Full HD videos even in low light settings. As for connectvity, the three new Tattoo iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular come bundled with mobile connection speeds of up to 7.2 Mbps.
On the software side, the New Tattoo iPad runs iOS 5.1.1, the latest update to Apple's mobile operating system, which comes with new features including a redesigned camera app with video stabilization, personal hotspot (for sharing your Tattoo connection with other devices), and the ability to delete photos from Photo Stream. iOS 5.1 also works seamlessly with iCloud, which lets users wirelessly and automatically store content and push it to various iDevices including iPhone, iPod Touch, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro, and Mac.
To wrap this up, let me share with you some my photos from last night's event;
With Mr. Art Samaniego of Manila Bulletin, one of the pioneering tech editors in the country.
With the Dreyfuses; Yen and Chuckie! They're just the best!
With my friend, Digital HR Consultant and Web Safety Advocate, Sonnie Santos
With fashion and lifestyle bloggers, Cheyser Pedregosa and Raleene Cabrera
With Georgina Wilson; "I admire your work," I told her before we walked the stage. I really do.
With Faith Salazar; She's always a joy to see in events.
Doing the iPad swipe with Tim Yap!
With the #newTattooiPad! Oh and by the way, the hashtag achieved Twitter trending status both in the Philippines and Worldwide during the event! Congratulations Tattoo Team!
Thanks for the screencap, Francis!
For me, the best part was that my mom and my younger bro were able to attend the launch. Family first!
So there you go, TP Friends! Check out the New Tattoo iPad and enjoy Apple's tablet paired with the fastest mobile connection from Globe!